Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pizza Rolls!

You know those commercials where the dumb kids call their mom complaining about how hungry they are and she's trying to explain to them how to look in the freezer and find Tostino's Pizza Rolls? No? Maybe I just watch too much tv. Anyway, I think most people have some kind of history and possibly past love affair with those tasty treats but have you ever looked at the nutrition facts? Or at how much they cost when you buy them every other day? Or the ingredients? Well I am here to tell you there's a better way. Thanks to Once a Month Mom I found a great recipe for homemade pizza rolls (which I think is originally made for picky eating toddlers but The Colonel is practically the same thing...). You have to be a member to get recipes so I can't link you to it, but I can give you an overview. Once a Month Mom doesn't pay me to say they're awesome, I'm just saying it because it's true!

So! Step one is to get your ingredients:

  • Wonton Wrappers
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Any filling you choose. I used cheese and spinach because spinach can and should be added to anything
  • A large bowl to mix filling
  • A small bowl of water
The procedure is pretty simple though time consuming. Mix all of your filling ingredients together in a big bowl. If you're using meat I assume you should cook it first because the rolls don't bake for very long.

Pull out a wonton wrapper and set it in your work area.

Place about a teaspoon of filling in the center of the wonton wrapper.

Wet your fingertips in the bowl of water and trace the edges of the wonton wrapper to help it stick. Fold the bottom up and the top down to make a rectangle.

Flip it over and press the short edges together to seal.

Now you have a raw pizza roll!

As you finish them place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Once they are all finished, spray them lightly with cooking oil (I use Pam EVOO) and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy and browned on the edges.

And voila! You have pizza rolls! They even break open tragically like the real ones do. Less calories, real ingredients and absolutely delicious. They're designed so you can freeze them and reheat when you're ready but seriously. You think I froze them? Nope, The Colonel and I ate them all. Even the few I tried to set aside in the freezer for later. Yum!

P.S. - You're welcome :)


  1. This looks absolutely amazing. I can't WAIT to try these!

  2. Hmmm...I may have to try these. With vegan cheese of course. Lol!